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My little black Dress.

My little black Dress

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The little black dress is emblematic of the fashion product interpreted by all fashion brands throughout the ages. This programme will introduce you to design and sewing using this iconic garment.


Open to all above 16 years old. No prerequisites.

Practical information

Summer School program
Short format
1 Week
Next session:
3-7 July 2023

Classes will take place Monday to Friday from 10am to 5 pm.

€890 incl. VAT

All material are provided by the Institut.

Summer School programs may be combined with each other to form longer courses (-10% discount on the second cheapest program).

Group size:
limited to 15 people

Basic English required.

Austerlitz Campus

34 quai d'Austerlitz, 75013

From a basic pattern to choose between a "three hole" dress, a kimono dress and a suit dress, you will make your own model and understand why the little black dress has been worked on by all fashion designers.


- Acquire a fashion culture
- Know how to read a basic pattern and make basic adjustments
- Learn how to choose a fabric that corresponds to the chosen model - Understand the logic of gradations
- Carry out an assembly line
- Master the sewing machine on simple seams


- Fashion history of the Little Black Dress
- Vocabulary and application of the different finishes: open seam, French seam, bias, sheath lining...
- Testing the suitability of the basic fabrics for the chosen shapes
- Reading the basic pattern and working on the size
- Cutting and assembly of the chosen model on an industrial machine


At the end of the programme, a certificate of participation in the Summer School is issued to participants who have attended all courses.

How to register

To register, simply fill in the online form and pay the required deposit. On receipt of the online form, the application is studied by the Summer School team. Once the application has been accepted, an email is sent specifying the payment schedule for the balance of the registration fee. If the application is not accepted, the deposit will be refunded.

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